For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in ancient history from Freie Universität Berlin with a focus on the archaeology of ancient Western Asia or an equivalent degree with an archaeology of ancient Western Asia component that corresponds to this element in the bachelor’s program in ancient history at Freie Universität Berlin.
Proof of language skills in two foreign languages relevant to the subject, preferably Latin, English, French, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Persian or Turkish (level B1 CEFR).
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
This program provides the fundamental knowledge necessary to have a successful career as an archaeologist specializing in Western Asia. The program teaches methodological approaches to conduct in-depth analyses of archaeological data and the ability to work in interdisciplinary research groups. It also conveys broad knowledge about the history and archaeology of the ancient Near East. Due to its international character, the master’s degree program contains a significant number of courses taught in English. The scope of courses includes time periods between the Epipaleolithic and the Islamic periods. Geographically, the program covers regions from Anatolia and Syria to the Indus Valley and from the Caucasus Mountains to the Arabian Peninsula.